Maple Boning Knife

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Project by JDBlades posted 07-05-2009 05:13 PM 1357 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few summers ago, my dad and I were hired to build a large deck behind a neighbor’s house. While we were having the time of our lives digging holes for the concrete footings with a rented excavator, we dug up the blade of this knife. Since we never throw anything away that might someday be useful, my dad hung onto it, and after moving to our new house, I discovered it and began to do some research on how to build a new handle for a blank blade. This is the result, and the first knife handle I ever built. Maple handle, finished with Minwax Spar Urethane. Not particularly beautiful, but a very good learning piece. Comments, suggestions, good jokes and all other manner of verbiage welcome.

-- I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it - Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 07-05-2009 05:29 PM

Nice Knife! Maple is a good choice for the handle. The stripes look good.

How did you attach the scales to the blank?


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#2 posted 07-05-2009 05:43 PM

Thanks Scrappy – I drilled holes for pins (mostly to keep the scales from sliding around) and then used a good 30 minute epoxy.

-- I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it - Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 07-05-2009 08:08 PM

nice work

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#4 posted 07-05-2009 11:31 PM

i like the application, and it looks great. tell us how you riveted the handle on to the knife please.

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 06:56 PM

nice work!

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